The Reform Party, led by Andre Barnett, blends Republican and Democratic ideals, claiming to appeal to blue collar and white collar workers. It opposes free trade and excessive use of the military.
While it seems we don’t want to live much longer than we do now, advanced aging is looking more and more like a reality. With improved hygiene, nutrition and medical advances, the United Nations predicts that within the next century, it could be normal to live to 100 years old.
This week, The Takeaway has profiled to Republican National Convention delegates from across the country about the GOP convention and what they think about the future of the country. Today we profile a mother and daughter delegate team from Oregon who came to the convention in support of Rick Santorum.
Daniel Aldrich and his wife had moved to New Orleans in 2005 and was caught off guard by Hurricane Katrina. The experience inspired the political science professor, to study how communities respond to natural disasters. This has taken him on a journey around the world, researching resilience in India and Japan.
All week, Tampa Florida has been at the epicenter of national politics as it hosts the Republican National Convention. But after the hurricane dies down and the final GOP members leave Tampa at the end of the week, what effect will it all have had on Florida come November?
Two hundred and eighty-six delegates have traveled to Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention, and last night those delegates chose the next Republican nominee for president. The Takeaway set out to meet some of these delegates and hear their stories.
Their story has been called the American Dream: a husband and wife team start a moonlight upholstery business in their garage to raise extra money to support their autistic son. Fifteen years later, First State Manufacturing is producing millions in revenue. Sher Valenzuela will share her story with the nation when she addresses the Republican Convention tonight.
According to a new book, the minstrel's influence reverberates through popular culture today. The authors trace the tradition to the present day, from rapper Lil Wayne’s music to comedy sketches from Dave Chappelle.
The Paralympics begin in London this Wednesday, and a commercial titled "Meet the Superhumans" is causing a lot of buzz. We meet the writer and director to talk about the 90-second spot and it's impact so far.
An anti-Obama documentary by conservative writer Dinesh D’Souza is set to break box office records.
This weekend, Syrian opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s army of mass executions in the town of Daraya, in the suburbs of Damascus. It is the latest atrocity in weeks of violence as Assad and opposition forces battle to claim the cities of Aleppo and Damascus.
Maggie Haberman and Charlie Herman preview the week's top stories in the Agenda. Topics include Paul Ryan's first week as the vice presidential nominee, the upcoming conventions and back to school economics.
Even before Paul Ryan was announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate, Medicare was a contentious topic. But with Ryan’s proposed budget reform, it’s coming to dominate the campaign debate. Now, just like everything else in the race, it's getting personal.
Her 1962 book, "Sex and the Single Girl" was an American revelation: not only did unmarried women have sex, but they liked it, too. And as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine from 1965-1997, she laid the blueprint of the most successful women’s magazine in the world.
Gymnast Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the “Magnificent Seven” from Atlanta 1996. Since her retirement before the 2000 games in Sydney, Moceanu has coached, studied, got married, and had two children.
This week, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan travel to Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida. The United States' debt is announced on Thursday, and a judge is expected to rule on the voter identification law in Philadelphia.
Before this weekend, we didn’t know much about what Mitt Romney’s economic policy would look like. But that’s all changed with the announcement of Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan as his running mate.
What are the political consequence of having Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket? How will it make a difference in November?
This week's agenda is all about the Olympics, from the moving behind-the-scenes stories from athletes to the short and long term effects on London's economy.
A gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Sunday in an act of domestic terrorism. Details are still emerging from yesterday’s events, but it has been confirmed that a gunman killed six members of the church and wounded three.